This evening’s beer is Hobo Chic by the Dry & Bitter Brewing Company. A double India Pale Ale at a hefty 8%. Though in the description on the bottle, they call it an imperial IPA. This also uses two of the same hops that yesterday’s Thirsty Frontier (citra and simcoe) but to a very different effect.
When I first poured this beer, the smell was an extremely sweet pineapple smell. Now it’s been open for a little while, this has almost completely died away. That initial sweet smell made me think this would be light and fruity. The taste is actually very tart and sour hoppiness and hangs around for a while. It also has a chalky quality I’m not fond of. If you hold it up to the light, there is also a lot of sediment floating around (this can also be seen in the picture above). It’s not a bad beer, though I’m not sure if I would choose it again. I think some of it comes down to being fooled by the initial sweet smell (insert your favourite trap meme below).